InThe Outsiders how is Dally like Darry? What does Dally give the boys?
Dally and Darry are similar in that they are both leaders. Though their styles and leadership qualities are different, the greasers look to them both for guidance. Darry's physical strength and size as well as his inner strength are meaningful to the other boys, and because Darry is older than many of the boys, he takes on the role of a father figure.
Dally, on the other hand, has a dangerous history of being in urban gangs and living a life independently of others, so his ability to survive means he knows something about how to look after himself. It is Dally's self-reliance that intimidates other greasers and inspires them to admire him and listen to him when he has advice to give....
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